Microsoft has released a new widget for iOS devices for its Bing Chat AI Chatbot, allowing users to initiate a chat directly from their home screen. This development is part of a series of updates aimed at enhancing the user experience and expanding the reach of the AI-powered chatbot.
Bing Chat iOS Widget: A New Way to Access Bing Chat
Once installed, the Bing Chat iOS widget provides a shortcut to the chat feature right from the home screen of an iOS device. This new addition follows the previous availability of the widget on Android devices. The widget offers a convenient way for users to access Bing Chat, especially for those who frequently use the feature.
How to Add the Bing Chat Widgets to Your Home Screen
- Touch and hold a widget or an empty area from the Home Screen until the apps jiggle.
- Tap the Add button in the upper-left corner.
- Select the Bing Chat widget, choose a widget size, then tap Add Widget.
- Tap Done.
Expanded Voice Language Support: Over 30 Additional Languages
In addition to the iOS widget, Bing Chat has expanded its text-to-speech support to include over 30 additional languages. The newly supported languages include Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Greek, Gujrati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Marathi, Norsk Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Urdu. This expansion significantly broadens the accessibility of Bing Chat to users worldwide.
Improved Mobile Voice Performance
Microsoft has also improved the performance of the voice input button on the Bing mobile app for iOS and Android. The button should now indicate that it's listening instantly once tapped, enhancing the user experience with the voice search feature.